Prevalence of Aflatoxin in Kenya

Summary of findings January-June 2010

Maize is the main dietary staple in Kenya, and it is also one of the crops most susceptible to infection by Aspergillus flavus and con-tamination by aflatoxin. In Kenya, occasional epidemics of aflatox-icosis receive media attention, but awareness of the probability and effects of chronic exposure are low.

This project note describes the preliminary results of a survey on the prevalence of Aflatoxin along the value chain, undertaken as part of the Aflacontrol Project—a collaborative research project developed to evaluate the prevalence of aflatoxins along the maize value chain and identify critical points where intervention strategies are likely to have the greatest impact.

Published date: 
2010
Publisher: 
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Series number: 
3
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